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Fit is Fun Monday 8/03 to Sunday 14/03/2021

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to the Fit is Fun Club!

Fit for Fun is an all inclusive club to cover all activity and all abilities and the aim is for each of us to highlight our preferred activities and give us all new ideas for exercise.

This thread will be open from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st March.

The idea is for you to post your exercise achievements from last week and your proposed goals for this coming week. This will not be a competition but declared plans are easier to stuck to and encouragement and support from fellow members are good motivators.

If you are used to post photos please feel free to post as many as you wish. (You have to do a separate post, then copy ans paste the link to your reply here).

Well, with my husband we just found out that we put on a lot of weight during this lockdown. We are still in some kind of lockdown here but our 3 children are now allowed to go to school 2 to 3 days per week.

We thought that we needed a challenge. So, we are not going to eat any sugar during 30 days, (we still eat fruits) and we are going to exercise everyday at least 20 to 30 minutes.

This week, I cycled once, like 15 minutes, I went to run for 32 minutes and today I completed a 25 minutes gym session.

I’ll be happy to read your posts and I wish you all a great week!🍀😊

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BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for posting, Madameirir. Wishing everyone an active week :)

Didine
DidineRestart Feb 2021

Madameirir, your exercice plan sounds great !

This week I just did a 1hr walk today. It was not my best active week ! 🙄

Sometimes we just need a break and it is ok 😊 next week I am back on track with my usual exercice weekly plan 💪

with :

3 runs of 30 minutes,

2 fitness session of 30 minutes and

2 walks 👍

Have a great week ✨

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Didine

Hello Didine,That’s a really nice plan! It’s true that we just need a break sometimes.

Have a great week!🍀😊

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to Didine

Well done on your positive attitude and good luck with the week ahead. :) What do you do in your 30 min fitness sessions?

Didine
DidineRestart Feb 2021 in reply to Greendream123

Thank you Greendream123. It is a dance fitness session online. I love it 😍

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to Didine

Sounds great and like it could be fun! :)

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Didine

That’s a great plan

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Didine

Wow that is an active week planned-

Jastam
JastamRestart March 2021

Thanks madameirir! First day today and I’m bey unfit. My plan, as I’m working from home at the minute, is to try and take a proper break at lunch time and go for a short walk each day

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Jastam

Hello Jastam,

That’s a great plan! 👍 Certainly now that a lot of people are in home office. It’s so important to take a break, breathe some fresh air and walk outside! Have a nice week!😊🍀

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to Jastam

That sounds a really good plan Jastam.

It can be hard to remember to take a lunch break when working from home I think. I bet it will help your mood and concentration at work as well as your health to go for a walk each day. Do you have nice places to walk nearby? Let us know how it goes....

Jastam
JastamRestart March 2021 in reply to Professor-Yaffle

I do actually, I’m very lucky to live near some lovely countryside walks

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to Jastam

Amazing... maybe you can share some countryside photos from your walks for those of us who live inner city to envy! I like to notice the gradual change of the seasons by doing the same outdoor walks repeatedly throughout the year. I often see the same ducks hanging around in the same place each weekend so I'm watching them grow to and chatting to them 😂🦆🦆

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Jastam

Hope you manage to have the break my friend's husband is having to work from home and she says he starts earlier and finishes later that if he went to work:)

Sounds like a great plan, good luck losing those extra pounds, Madameirir.

I did 3 workouts (skipped one as met my friend and did a fair amount of walking instead). I was knackered yesterday after doing a fitness video, long walk and housework!

I'll aim for 3 - 4 workouts this week (probably walking with my friend again on Tuesday, hence thinking it might not definitely be 4). Also want to cut back on the TV in the evening and get to bed earlier so I can get up earlier and make time for more stretches in the mornings.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Greendream123

Hello Greendream,Well done! 👍

And great plan!! Getting to bed earlier is also one of our goals!

Have a nice week!🍀😊

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Greendream123

Excellent plan

Tall1732
Tall1732Maintainer

My weekly fitness plan consists of doing a daily walk of between 4-6 miles plus doing a abs exercise for 10 mins and 50 squats.

Hopefully from next month will include tennis 1/2 times a week and back in the gym /4 times a week.

I find exercise is so important for my mental health and keeping my weight stable.

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Tall1732

That’s a great amount of exercise

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Tall1732

Hell Tall!Wow you exercise a lot!! 👍 That’s great and very nice plan!👍🍀😊

I wish you a nice week!

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to Tall1732

Hi

I agree about the importance of exercise for mental health - it really makes an astounding difference to my mood! Sounds like you have a great daily routine sorted.

I'm inspired by your abs exercises and squats - I've really been slack with any kind of exercise for my muscles, since the original lockdown I have just been doing cardio which comes a bit more naturally to me. I need to get back on top of it. I find strength training quite hard without a structured gym programme and I hate you-tube workouts - I feel I'm always straining my neck to do the exercise and look at the TV at the same time - perhaps it would get easier after I've done the same routine a few times. Do you use a specific routine video or a song for your ab/squats or are you just really motivated and just get on with it?

Good morning Madameirir & thanks for hosting.I will be glad when lockdown is over & things can start to get back to normal as this has been a very long year.

According to the Active 10 App I have walked/run 166 active minutes out of a total 248 minutes walked.

I have really struggled with week 5 of the C25K due to the pain in my thigh so I am repeating week 4 again . I have not been able to sit cross legged since my accident & I think that if I can gently stretch the muscle/ligament/tendons this will help my running.

Here is the link to my collage photos

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

Hello henderslh,

Well done!👍 I hope your thigh gets better soon. You should exercise very gently.

I wish you all the best for next week! 🍀😊

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

Thank you . I think that the gentle stretching will help eventually but I have to remember that I will always have a weaker right leg

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

Nice. Good luck! 🍀🍀🍀

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to henderslh

Hi HenderslhWell done for getting to week 5 of the C25K!

I run quite long distances now but took years and years to work up to it - and quite a few injuries too, where I had pushed my poor body too hard. I think it's always best to air on the side a caution and listen to and be kind to your body.

You've made an amazing start on your running journey! Are there aspects of it your enjoy?

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Professor-Yaffle

I do quite enjoy it until I get the pain . I was involved in a nasty accident in 1992 & broke my femur & had to have a metal pin inserted & eventually removed . The accident caused me to have a big dent in the middle of my leg where there is no muscle so my right leg will always be weaker & hurts . I’m hoping that I will gradually be able to build the muscle up around it to help .

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to henderslh

Sorry to hear about your accident, sounds incredibly painful! Sounds like you have already come a really long way in terms of your recovery if your doing some running. Because of your injury I'm sure it's much harder for you so you deserve to be extra proud of yourself for persevering in the face of significant difficulties and pain. I hope it get's easier for you.

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Thank you . The pain is ok when walking (apart from if my plantar fasciitis plays up) but I think that the extra exercise is why it’s hurting now . I can’t swim breaststroke for the same reason & using an exercise bike can be a bit tricky.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

Oh no! So sorry to hear about that! Doing the C25K is such a great achievement!!! All the best!🍀🍀🍀

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

Thank you , I’m determined to complete it however long it takes me xx

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

You inspire me, really!!👏👏😊

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

Awww 😊

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to henderslh

Amazing! Please keep posting how it's going, even if you stay with week 4 for several weeks or have to take a break, you're still doing much more than most of the population. It's really satisfying to reach a goal that you had to work extra hard for and kept going with despite setback!

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Thank you xx

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

You should be proud of yourself in even attempting the C25K with the long term impact of the accident I wish you well

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

Thank you .

slipstick
slipstick2 stone in reply to henderslh

Good luck with C25K. I failed to finish Week1, after several weeks of trying, so I'm always impressed on people who get through it. Have you tried some gentle Yoga to help with the stretching?

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to slipstick

I wanted to go to classes but the ones were always no good for me as in the middle of the day . I might look up some online

slipstick
slipstick2 stone in reply to henderslh

On Youtube I like Yoga with Adriene

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to slipstick

I will have a look xx

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

I think everyone is looking forward to the end of lockdown- just hope people don't have a large massive party to celebrate and we end up back to square one again:)

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

Don’t worry , we won’t . But I am glad that my mum & dad have had both their jabs now . I was hoping to have my jab soon but as I’m in the just in the under 50’s bracket I think it will not be for a while if there will be a reduction in vaccine availability in April.

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

Have I missed something? Is it because there will be some people having their first vaccine as others are getting their second or is it because of the whats happening in Europe over the Oxford vaccine?

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

It was on today briefing . I think it’s a mixture of delay in vaccine supplies & making sure the vulnerable people get the vaccine. If only I was 5 months older I would be able to get mine now.

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

Missed the briefing obviously

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

I caught the end when I came back from attempting my run .

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to henderslh

Since they no longer do it daily I keep missing it

Hi Madameirir

Thanks for posting/hosting.

Your plan to give up sugar sounds great. I gave up a few years ago (except for a once a week sugary treat) and I think it's really true that the cravings just disappear after a while and it gets so much easier. When I eat something sugary now it has be something special and I eat it slowly and really appreciate the flavours and textures.

I'm new to this site and I'm weighing in on Fridays. I have an endocrine disorder which makes me prone to weight gain even though I'm active and eat healthily.

I'm trying to get back into the healthy zone (from the overweight zone) on the BMI chart and need some extra help to stay accountable.

My exercise routine is walking and running at the moment. I tend to walk on my treadmill whilst I'm working whenever possible, sometimes it's only a hour a day sometimes it's lots more depending on what I'm doing at work. Then I do a long run after work most days. At the weekends I like a long leisurely walk outdoors (10-20km) on both days but usually no running.

I used to cycle to get places (I don't drive) but since Covid I haven't been cycling much as there is nowhere to go.....

I tend to have a really active Monday and aim for a total distance similar to a half-marathon (with at least 10k of this running) and then I aim for minimum 10k total distance on other week days- usually more (combined walking and running throughout the day).

My BMR is naturally lower because of my endocrine disorder (and because I'm very short) but I love food, so I try to burn at least 900 exercise/active calories a day so I can eat more freely at the weekend.

I'm a bit of food, health and fitness geek; I track my exercise with my apple watch and my body composition with my bluetooth scales. Last week my average daily km was 14.3. My average daily exercise calories was 945 and my average steps were 17,377. I'm looking to improve on any or all of these this week. I always think if I can step up my exercise a little more then I can still enjoy a small amount of carbs and even a sugary treat at the weekend without gaining too much weight.

Now I'm trying to loose a few stone rather than maintain I know I'll need to step up my exercise AND make changes to my eating. I don't have loads of wiggle room with either but I'm going to bear in mind the limitations of my body and accept slow weight-loss gracefully .... or at least that's the plan 😂

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Wow , what a lot of exercise you are doing . My walks are normally only 3km 😊

slipstick
slipstick2 stone in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Blimey you're definitely a lot fitter than me. That exercise schedule would kill me in days. I've done about 6km today and that was plenty.

Professor-Yaffle
Professor-Yaffle3lbs in reply to slipstick

Hi Slipstick.

I'm in pretty good cardiovascular health as I've always been quite active and I think my body is used to it now. I try to work exercise into the whole day and think of everything as an opportunity to move a bit more.

Unfortunately the older I get the less it seems to be an effective way of managing my weight 🙁

6km is very respectable and surely way way above the national average!

I saw your comments below about Yoga - amazing. I haven't done any yoga for a few years but when I was doing some it was amazing for my state of mind/clarity, I also think it made me much more aware of what's going on in my body. What is the difference between the two types of yoga you mention? there are so many kinds these days....

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Hello ProfessorYaffle,

Wow, that’s a looot of exercise!!! So much energy!👍👍

Today I went for a 25 minutes run with one of my sons and I’m already so tired! (my son is only 10 years old 🤣 ).

Great planning and tracking, maybe you should also plan a rest day sometimes? Just to prevent some injuries. Do you do some weight lifting too? I think it’s efficient, and can be a nice change from the cardio. I used to do that too (with small weights) when my gym was still opened.

Have a great week!! 🍀😊

10 yr olds run fast in my experience, and never stop! I'm sure he's a good pace setter! 🏃The energy children have can be quite infectious... sometimes, not all the time, sometimes they are just exhausting.

You are quite right, one needs to remember to rest! I do try to have a day in the week when I do my 10,000 steps and not too much more. I think of that as my rest day. It's often a day I'm really busy with work.

I think I need to build in some weight lifting - I suspect it would help quite a lot with weight loss. I used to do body pump classes which I enjoyed. Always feel a bit strange lifting weights on my own at home... I need to address my mindset about it I think and find a way to work weights into my routine....

You have a lovely week too

💐

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Professor-Yaffle

Thank you!😊

slipstick
slipstick2 stone

My exercise is generally just walking plus a little Yoga and the odd video, usually core exercises. Last week Active 10 says I did 227 brisk minutes from 380 total. I'm still working out a Yoga session that I can actually complete but I've gone back to classic Hatha Yoga rather than the Vinyasa flows that almost everyone seems to be doing on Youtube and that certainly helps. This week I'm aiming for at least 240 brisk minutes, 4 Yoga sessions and at least 10 minutes core exercises each day. That's fairly ambitious by my standards but I guess one has to make a bit of an effort.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to slipstick

Hello slipstick,That’s great exercise and planning!😊 I should try Yoga too, it must be nice! I should try core exercises every day too! It’s great to have an ambitious plan!

I wish you a nice week!🍀😊

Done a 11.5 mile walk on Saturday planned for this week a 20 mile bike ride on Friday & 11 mile walk on Sunday I need no motivation for the exercise I really enjoy it & find it really helps to clear my head where I need the motivation is what I put in mouth after the exercise !!!! I’ve eaten no chocolate since Jan & had a dry Jan the no chocolate is a MASSIVE achievement for me !!!!

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Molineux123

Hello Molineux,Great exercise !👍 Great achievement for the chocolate! 👍Wow! That’s what I am trying to do with my challenge this month.

Have a nice week!😊🍀

Well done Molineux. How did you find dry January? I did it too and I usually do dry November too, with a really boozy December sandwiched in between. Thinking about adding another dry month this year 😭 as I find it really boosts my weight loss (even though I only drink 1 or 2 days a week it seems to make a big difference).

Enjoy your bike ride and walking. I'll keep my fingers crossed for good weather for you.

Hi P Y I’m the ultimate binge drinker when I drink I drink !!! I’m not the sort of person who likes a couple of quiet drinks.I drink for the social aspect & the laugh.I’m finding it easier at the mo with no wolves I watch them home & away & to be honest it’s a very unhealthy hobby this is my perfect time to have a real good go at the diet.I didn’t ly drink in October or November.Not eating chocolate is a far greater achievement for me after my tea it’s been my down fall.I’m feeling good for cutting it out & my cravings have completely gone.Good luck with your weight loss journey

The lockdown has been a funny time. As you say, I suppose it's been a bit of a clear space to have a good go at giving up some habits and make lifestyle changes. I have benefitted from working from home as I can control what I'm eating so much more and I have more time for exercise.

Good going with the chocolate! Sounds like you have all the willpower you need to keep going with the changes you have made.

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Molineux123

That is a lot of walking- I only get those distances when I am walking my friend's dog and congrats on resisitng the chocolate- me its crisps/savoury snacks and occasionally wine gums:(

Hi all, I had a good start to the week exercise wise. I did my beginners cardio class this morning and went for a fast 30 minute walk at lunchtime in the rain 😂

I plan to get out for a walk every day if I can and do the cardio again on Wednesday and Friday.

Have a good week everyone!

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Northlondongirl

Hello Northlondongirl!Nice exercise and great plan. 😊👍

Have a nice week.🍀

Well done NorthLondongirl. 🌧️🚶‍♀️🌧️

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Northlondongirl

thats a good start hope you enjoyed the cardio class

Dave1000
Dave10001st 7lbs

Thank you for posting Madameirir. I have been exercising extensively over several months but I am guilty unfortunately of over extending myself. The am approaching 64 years in August. I have gradually ramped up cycling spin on my Peloton amongst other things to a point where it m riding virtually every day and completing up to an average of around 150km per week. I have been doing HIIT Endurance and Hill Climbs only avoiding the ultra challenging club and Tabata rides. All going fine until I decided to increase my saddle height for a one particularly tough ride. I suffered quite severe posterior knee pain the following day. I took a few days off and the eased back over just a few days. Not really eased at all. 🤪 now the pain is all around the knee and painful to bear weight particularly going up stairs. Not really sure what I have done but would appreciate any advise other than confirmation of my stupidity which I think should be taken as a given. How long would you suggest I need to rest and how should I return to the exercise I truly love. Dave

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020

Hello Dave1000,Great exercise! I love cycling too! You’re really fit! 👍.

I would suggest to go to see a doctor for your knee and maybe he/ she can tell how long you need to rest.

(I wouldn’t try to start again if I still have pain in my knee...)

I wish you all the best for next week, I hope you’ll get better soon!!😊🍀🍀

Dave1000
Dave10001st 7lbs in reply to Madameirir

Thank you for taking the time to reply Madameirir. I did actually ride today but it was very much a slow steady recovery ride and so far no problem. I will see what reaction if anything tomorrow. If I have a reaction I will speak to the doctor. If not I certainly won’t be pushing anything too quickly.

Bear789
Bear7891st 7lbs

Nice photo! I've progressed to running down both long sides of the field with walks on the short ones. This morning I got 11 minutes peak, 12 minutes cardio and 17 minutes fat burning. Am very nearly in the 'good' section for cardio fitness for my age, I love seeing a progression.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Bear789

Hello Bear,That’s really nice!! Good training!👍

I wish you a great week!🍀😊

I would like to post some pictures from my walk on here but really struggling to do so anyone l ow how to please?? Many Thanks

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator in reply to Molineux123

Moulineux123 If you look at the reply box under your writing you will see letters and symbols. Click on the last symbol that looks like a mountain in the rectangular box, click on this and it should take you to your files, go to your photo file and choose the image you want to share :)

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to lucigret

Thank you lucigret!😊

I have tried to complete week 4 again but have had the leg pain again. I may see how I get on with the cross trainer instead for a little while & then go & try the week 4 again.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

Yes. Maybe your leg just needs a rest. You’ll certainly do great after that. Such a strong determination!👍👍

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

If I can strengthen the muscle that is left without putting strain on the ligaments/tendons I hopefully will succeed.

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

Yes you will!🍀

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Madameirir

Thank you . As long as I manage some type of exercise I will happy .

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to henderslh

👍

RG07
RG07Maintainer

hello and thanks for hosting this week- I managed 6 days out of 7 for over 10000 steps a total of 95404 steps this week and 63.4km. This week I hope to manage all 7 days though this maybe a problem tomorrow since I really need to sort out the housework:( I manged 2 sessions of Wii exercise (134mins) and 267mins of brisk walking. This week I am working 4 long shifts including nights which impacts on the amount of exercise I can do. Today I have been walking my friend's dog so I'll only be able to fit in 2 Wii exercise sessions this week but any exercise is good in my book

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to RG07

Hello RG07,

You exercise a lot! Well done!👍 Nice planning too. Walking with your friend‘s dog is a lot of exercise too!! I wish you a very nice week!🍀😊

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

Thank you- apart from the housework of course!

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to RG07

That reminds me that I have to do my housework too!🙈

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Madameirir

Happy to be of service🤪

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to RG07

🤣

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to RG07

Well done RG07 thats a great amount of exercise

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Saturdays walk

Madameirir
MadameirirRestart Nov 2020 in reply to Hidden

Wow! Molineux! That’s very beautiful! I’m sure you enjoyed your walk!👍😊

henderslh
henderslhHost in reply to Hidden

What a fantastic distance & lovely photos xx

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Good morning, Molineux321, and welcome to the forum :) That looks like a beautiful walk :)

You'll find everything you need for the forum in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... and I recommend joining a weekly weigh in - why not today? - and using the Daily Diary, where members share their meal and exercise plans. Fit is Fun is a weekly post with a new one each Monday and, if you look through all the Pinned Posts, you may see others you'd find useful.

If you haven't already taken it, this gives you a tour of the forum healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

Active participation really pays off so I hope we'll see you out and about around the forum :)

Molineux123
Molineux1237lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

Many thanks I’ve been on here nearly a month now but god knows how but I’ve got two different accounts I’ve deleted the one now so hopefully all sorted.Thanks for everyone’s help & support I’m finding the site very helpful & motivational hope everyone has a great weekend

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Molineux123

Good to hear you have it sorted :)

Having problems on here with having 2 user names I’ve deleted the one account now hopefully all ok now

Saturdays walk
RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Molineux123

🤞and welcome

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting, Madameirir :) This post is now closing and the one for the new week is about to open for everyone's your exercise stories :)

moreless
morelessAdministrator

Thanks for being a great host, Madameirir :)

Keep it up everyone, you're doing a grand job! :)

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